Grateful Dead Live at Cumberland County Civic Center on 1985-04-01
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Primary Source:Oade's Master Audience PCM > Schoeps CMC-441 mics > Oade M118> Sony PCM-F1 > DAT> CDR>EAC>Shn
Secondary Source:Steve Ziemba's Cassette Master;Aud>Nak300>D5>CM>CDR>EAC>Shn;The secondary source supplies the Baby Blue encore; Seeded to fungus and abgd by Charlie Connor with Thanks to Scott Clugston and Doug Oade
- Portland, ME
- Oade's Master Audience PCM > Schoeps CMC-441 mics > Oade M118> Sony PCM-F1 > DAT> CDR>EAC>Shn
Subject: great sound, good show.
Subject: does anyone remember the big snowflakes
Subject: Strong second set
The second set is excellently played with a very good song selection. The set starts off with a brief yet energetic China>Rider that features a nice transition jam and excellent leads in Rider. The Estimated that follows is excellent with passionate vocals by Bob, great group improve, a slick wah wah solo and great spacey outro jam. The Estimated is rushed and a bit to fast paced for my liking but the jamming is intense, leading into the Drums>Space segment. A brief Other One emerges out of Space but it features some nice psychedelic jamming before perfectly segueing into a beautiful Stella Blue. Jerry sounds great and this soulful rendition is near perfect. The rocking combo of Around and Around>NFA ends the show on quite a high.
Subject: High energy night
The Might As Well is good but has a couple misteps.
As is well known Jerry's voice on this tour was easily at it's worst, but he tries to power through and pulls it off on this night.
Set II starts off with a high energy fast paced reading of China> Rider which is also above average for this period. Another classic duo of Estimated> Eyes with the band and Jerry sound great.They play a nice slinky jam going into a very uptempo Eyes.
D/S is nothing outrageous but they serve up a intense Other One with the second verse being really good. Jerry brings us back down to earth with a lilting and sweet Stellar Blue, the bands sound during this year was unique and this version showcases that.
They rock us out with a set closing Around> NFA that really had us all in a joyous rapture.
Billy and Mickey even play alittle bit more after the band ends the song, very nice.
Jerry delivers a solid Baby Blue, with a couple lyrical snafus, but a nice finish and we were on our way into the early spring night of Portland.
Sound quality on this, and majority of the Oades brother's recordings, are freakin' exceptional.
I mean this recording feels like you are right there in the arena.
A wonderful treat to say the least.
Subject: Test me.....
Subject: While I give this a 4..
Subject: Smokin Second Set
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